Hearings and Business Meetings

Jul 18 2019

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Subcommittee on Water and Power Hearing

366 Dirksen Senate Office Building 10:30 AM

* * * Time Change: The Hearing Will Begin at 10:30 a.m. Instead of 10:00 a.m. * * *

The Subcommittee hearing will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. EDT in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

The purpose of the hearing is to examine opportunities to increase water storage and conservation through rehabilitation and development of water supply infrastructure, and to receive testimony on the following bills:

S. 1570, the Aquifer Recharge Flexibility Act;

S. 1932, the Drought Resiliency and Water Supply Infrastructure Act; and

S. 2044, the Water Supply Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Utilization Act.

The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing is complete. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.

Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Martha McSally
    Subcommittee Chairman
    Subcommittee on Water and Power
  • Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto
    Subcommittee Ranking Member
    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Brenda Burman
    Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation
    U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Mr. Wade Noble
    Attorney for Yuma (AZ) Area Irrigation Districts, Noble Law Office
    Family Farm Alliance & National Water Resources Association
  • Mr. Marshall Brown
    General Manager, Aurora Water
    WateReuse Association
  • Ms. Melinda Kassen
    Senior Counsel
    Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
  • Mr. Wesley Hipke
    Recharge Program Manager
    Idaho Department of Water Resources